Whatever It Takes: A Tribute to Judy Woodruff

October 10 | 6:00 pm

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Photo Credit: Jason Putsche Photography

Location: The Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.Judy Al Jeffrey

Kennedy Krieger Institute will host an evening of conversations about brain disorders in children. The event will salute Judy Woodruff, a pioneering news anchor, whose experience supporting her eldest son after a traumatic brain injury inspired her to advocate for a future in which all children with brain disorders receive the best possible care.

This is a rare opportunity to experience the impact of Kennedy Krieger through the eyes of one of America’s most beloved journalists.

Proceeds benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute and Joey’s Foundation.

Event Details

6 p.m. – Cocktails
7 p.m. – Program & Dinner

Featuring a delicious meal prepared by the Capital Hilton including cocktails, dinner and dessert.

Dress code: Business attire

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Honorary Chair:

Sharon Percy Rockefeller
President and Chief Executive Officer of WETA

Presenting Partner:

Robert and Janet Sloan
Joey’s Foundation

About the Beneficiaries

child in therapyKennedy Krieger Institute is a specialized healthcare organization in Baltimore dedicated to understanding and treating pediatric brain disorders, ranging from common (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism) to the incredibly rare (Sturge-Weber syndrome and leukodystrophies). Drawing from nearly a century of experience, Kennedy Krieger offers a wide array of clinical services, including a 40-bed in-patient hospital, outpatient clinical specialties, a robust research program, and associated school and community programs. Kennedy Krieger cares for 24,000 patients each year, from all 50 states and 40 countries, surrounding each patient with an interdisciplinary team and customized treatment program. 

Kennedy Krieger is academically affiliated with Johns Hopkins, a relationship maintained since 1967. And since the Institute provides hospital inpatient care, its hundreds of researchers and clinicians can exchange insights and findings between the bedside to lab and back again. Kennedy Krieger’s groundbreaking research and interdisciplinary care combine to provide hope to families locally and around the world.

JoeyJoey’s Foundation provides financial support for research, innovation and education for children with brain disorders, specifically related to rehabilitation, recovery and activities of daily living.

Joey’s Foundation is researching solutions for children living with mobility issues as a result of brain disorders. The Foundation is exploring new technology (e.g. a customized video gaming system) to aid in physical therapy for preschool-aged children. Most rehabilitation technology that exists today is geared toward adults and older children, and does not translate well for young children, so the Foundation is working closely with the Kennedy Krieger Institute to fund research that would benefit children during the critical period of life when neural connections related to mobility are still forming.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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We are happy to customize a sponsorship tailored to your specific needs. To discuss customization, please contact:

Jennifer Doyle
Director of Leadership Giving